Argemone ochroleuca from Panchkula

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 11, 2011, 12:39:43 PM4/11/11
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Argemone ochroleuca Sweet, Brit. Fl. Gard. 3: t.242. 1828
syn: Argemone mexicana var. ochroleuca (Sweet) Lindl.

A weed of waste places, less common than A. mexicana, differentiated by low habit (usually less than 40 cm tall), poorly brached, smaller narrower leaves, white flowers turning pale yellow, deeply dissected stigma and distinct 1-2 mm long style. Photographed from Panchkula. 
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Tabish

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Apr 12, 2011, 3:45:33 AM4/12/11
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Thats a wonderful identification Gurcharan ji! I have seen this
species several times in Delhi, and ignored it assuming it to be
Argemone mexicana.
Cheers!
- Tabish

On Apr 11, 9:39 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Argemone ochroleuca* Sweet, Brit. Fl. Gard. 3: t.242. 1828
> syn: *Argemone* *mexicana* var. *ochroleuca* (Sweet) Lindl.
>
> A weed of waste places, less common than A. mexicana, differentiated by low
> habit (usually less than 40 cm tall), poorly brached, smaller narrower
> leaves, white flowers turning pale yellow, deeply dissected stigma and
> distinct 1-2 mm long style. Photographed from Panchkula.
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 12, 2011, 6:26:12 AM4/12/11
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Thanks a lot Tabish ji


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Pankaj Oudhia

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Apr 15, 2011, 2:31:50 AM4/15/11
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Thanks Gurcharan ji. It is valuable herb in Traditional Healing. When ever you feel depressed (I am sure that this word is not present in your dictionary) collect the roots and keep it in palm for time being. It will help refreshing your mind/mood.

Both yellow and white types are raised in Badi by the Traditional Healers using it as medicine. Many times you can find its "cultivation" in tribal areas for the greedy traders. It is adulterated with Mustard oil and it results in Dropsy as we read about such cases in newspapers time to time.

Just to add Dropsy caused by Argemone seeds can be treated with the help of other parts of same plant.

Here is video link showing Argemone raised in Badi for use as medicine.

Indigenous species added in Cancer Formulations as Tertiary Ingredients. Part-41 © Pankaj Oudhia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgoW3kICqZ4


regards

Pankaj Oudhia
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